Marion Donovan

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American woman inventor

Why Is Marion Donovan Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Marion O'Brien Donovan was an American inventor and entrepreneur. She was one of the most prolific female inventors of her time, having received 20 patents in total for her inventions. She was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2015. Her most notable innovation is the invention of a reusable, leak-proof waterproof diaper cover in 1946 after many iterations. This led to her invention of the disposable paper diaper, which was eventually commercialized by Victor Mills, the creator of Pampers. She also invented additional practical solutions to problems around the home.

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